How to Make French Baguette Bread

Baguette bread is always welcomed no matter what the meal. The crispy crust surrounds a chewy bread and its hard not to eat an entire loaf to yourself!
Video recipe below!

Yield: 3 Baguettes

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Directions:

  1. Add water to large mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle yeast over water.
  3. Add sugar and salt. Stir.
  4. Add half the flour and stir until completely combined.
  5. Add another cup of flour and pour out onto work surface.
  6. Knead until all flour is worked into dough.
  7. Grease large bowl and place dough into it.
  8. Cover bowl and let rise in warm place about an hour or doubled in bulk.
  9. After dough rises, return it to your work surface and punch down.
  10. Let rest for 10-15 minutes.
  11. Cut 3 equal pieces of dough.
  12. Shape each into a long skinny loaf.
  13. Slash loaves with a few diagonal cuts if you wish.
  14. Turn oven on to 375 degrees F. 
  15. Place a pan of hot water in the oven on the lower rack for steam.
  16. Lightly grease sheet pans and leave loaves to rise 20 – 30 minutes covered with a damp clean towel or plastic wrap
  17. DO NOT BRUSH LOAVES with anything, the cover should keep the loaves from drying. Or, you can spritz them with water which gives a crispy crust and chewy center.
  18. Bake for about 30 minutes. Loaves should be golden brown and hollow when tapped.

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